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ABCIL Takes the STAND for Suicide Prevention

The suicide rate in construction is 53.2/100,000 – that is 4 times greater than the national average and 5 times greater than that of all other construction fatalities combined.

  • Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death for age 34 & under

  • Men in their early 20s through their 50s, account for the bulk of suicides

  • Male-dominated industries tend to have more suicides

  • Suicide is the 4th leading cause for ages 45-54

The Construction Industry Alliance for Suicide Prevention (CIASP) is raising awareness about the risk of suicide within the construction industry and providing suicide prevention resources and tools to create a zero-suicide industry.

Please join ABCIL in taking the STAND against suicide and visit for more resources.


Elisa Fox